Industrious/Over-focused and Expressive/Clinging Character Strategies

This article provides and understanding of the Industrious/Over-focused and Expressive/Clinging Character Strategies of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Rigid Stage of Development: Phallic Stage (3.5 years to 6 years) Function Truncated: Acceptance and Approval Trauma Through: rejection from the caregiver...

Burdened/Enduring Character Strategy

This article provides and understanding of the Burdened/Enduring Character Strategy of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: The Masochist Stage of Development: Anal Stage (18 months to 3 years) Function Truncated: Responsibility and freedom Trauma Through: controlling caregiver caregiver suppresses child's...

Dependant/Endearing and Self-Reliant/Independent Character Strategies

This article provides and understanding of the Dependant/Endearing and Self-Reliant/Independent Character Strategies of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Oral Stage of Development: Oral (breastfeeding) stage (first 2 years of life). Function Truncated: Support and self-support. Trauma Through: unpredictable feeding schedule ...
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Tough/Generous and Charming/Manipulative Character Strategies

This article provides and understanding of the Tough/Generous and Charming/Manipulative Character Strategies of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Psychopath/Sociopath Stage of Development: Phallic Stage (3.5 years to 6 years) Function Truncated: Autonomy Trauma Through: overpowering caregiver caregiver putting the child...
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Sensitive/Withdrawn Character Strategy

This article provides and understanding of the Sensitive/Withdrawn Character Strategy of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Schizoid Stage of Development: Tactile (sensory) stage (in the womb and the first few months of life). Function Truncated: Belonging and fitting...

Character Strategies of Body-Centered Psychotherapy

“The entire world of past experience (is) embodied in the present in the form of character attitudes. A person's character is the fractional sum total of all past experiences.” ~Wilhelm Reich Character Strategies form in the...
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Build Better Relationships With These Four Simple Concepts

This article explains four concepts that are useful in building better relationships and developing more self-awareness in interpersonal interactions.  While there are many more ways to build inter-personal skills these are the concepts that...

How To Save Yourself From A Toxic Boss And Gain Peace At Work

Most of us have had at least one bad boss in our working life. A bad or "toxic" boss is someone who you dread speaking with, the leader which makes you feel small or...

Cutting Ties: A Simple Technique For Getting Rid Of Emotional Baggage

Life consists of so much more than the physical world; even though we can't see it, we are connected to one another on an energetic and emotional level. Each time we interact with another...
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Meditating On Compassion With Tonglen

Tonglen is a powerful technique for developing compassion and going beyond ego. Tonglen is a well-known method originating from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The name Tonglen means “giving and receiving” - it is a...
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